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Two SK intersections ranked worst in RI

May 6, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – South Kingstown has two of the top 25 worst intersections in the state according to a state Department of Transportation report to federal officials.

The intersection of South County Commons Way with Tower Hill Road on Route 1 was ranked as the sixth worst intersection for accidents. The intersection of Tower Hill Road with Mooresfield Road on Route 138 was listed as 23rd.

RINHS examines salt ponds, marshes

May 5, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN—The most recognizable feature of Rhode Island is Narragansett Bay, deeply channeled and lined with beaches and historic landscapes. Beyond the bay’s shores, however, nestled between tidal plains and inland towns, are numerous salt ponds and marshes. These unique habitats display the wildlife of various fish, birds, insects, and many other species. The Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) strives to preserve these ecosystems.

Friends, relatives pay tribute to Frisella

May 4, 2011

WAKEFIELD – The man who touched the Wakefield community with his energy, passion and his lending hand passed away leaving behind a legacy of helping others. Joseph “Jumpin Joe” Frisella died Saturday, April 23 at Rhode Island Hospital after suffering from a stroke the day prior.

Watershedcounts: collaboration in preservation of RI waterways

May 3, 2011

PROVIDENCE—The watershed areas of Rhode Island provide lakes and rivers for fishing and recreational activities and a home for a diverse number of fauna and flora. The local community benefits from the clean drinking water that is monitored and protected by myriad environmental organizations. Watershedcounts, presenting its work on Wednesday for Earth Day at the State House, hopes to sharpen their focus.

CRMC approves temporary bulk heads for Matunuck property owners

May 2, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The Coastal Resources Management Council is allowing Matunuck Beach Road property owners to install temporary wooden bulk heads to prevent further erosion of their properties if the town council approves.

SK School Committee addresses funding formula inequities

May 1, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – While the South Kingstown schools stands to lose funding in state aid, the school committee has taken action by approving a resolution that proposes changes in the state education funding formula.

South Kingstown will lose 5 percent in state aid. According to the update on the Governor’s recommended budget on March 9, South Kingstown will receive $8.4 million in 2012, which is 14.18 percent of the budget. South Kingstown is losing $371,606 in funding.

Bullying in SK: Part two of a two part series

April 29, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – As school administrators and committees work to devise an adequate bully prevention policy, teachers are taking action inside the schools to help guide students through those troubling hallways.
At Curtis Corner Middle School, 7th grade English language arts teacher Kristen Precious is one teacher who is taking her lesson plan one step further to teach students about bullying through the books she assigns to the topics they write on.

Langevin talks Medicare with seniors

April 28, 2011

WAKEFIELD–As the Democrats and Republicans in Washington debate over how to decrease the federal deficit, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) visited local seniors at the South Kingstown Senior Center Monday to discuss the House Republican plan to privatize Medicare.

Bullying at SKHS: Part one of a two part series

April 27, 2011

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Many see bullying as just a part of growing up. Yet, kids are not just being stuffed into lockers anymore or given swirlies in a toilet, but are tormented online through social media, which they cannot escape from. With tormented children increasingly committing suicide after months of harassment from their peers, this playground staple seems to be much more than simple growing pains. While many school districts struggle to combat the bullying issue and to develop an adequate bullying policy, the South Kingstown school district is doing all it can to make sure they never lose a student to bullying.

Technology park may be coming to URI

April 26, 2011

KINGSTON– The University of Rhode Island is fast becoming one of the top research and economic engines in the state and it may take one step forward by developing a research and technology park to connect private firms with students and the state.

 

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